House in Possanco by ARX Arquitectos


Once upon a time I used to study architecture. I never finished my studies. I felt too isolated up the hill of ETH Hönggerberg. And in the end, I had to admit to myself that I wouldn't be able do dedicate my whole life to architecture only. But it's with a bit of melancholia that I look back to that time. To be honest, I truly enjoyed all that creative chaos. However, I still believe that my time there was not for nothing. I learned a lot (as how to present a project, on which you worked six months straight, in only 5 minutes).

Portugal, specially Porto, is very well known for great architecture. We have two Pritzker Architecture Prize winners among many other exceptional arcitects: Alvaro Size and Eduardo Souto de Moura. And I love their work too. But this post is dedicated to a private house in Alentejo by ARX Atquitectos. The small vacation house in Possanco convinced me with its mixture between contemporary and traditional architecture from the region Alentejo.

Are you curious about the project? Read more about it on Architizer.






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